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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Primary Care

Do you want to pursue graduate education and develop advanced expertise with a specific focus in pediatric practice? If so, a major in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care will give you this education.

This focus pulls together the content from core courses in physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics and health assessment as a foundation for advanced practice. The roles of the nurse in advanced practice are experienced through patient care management in outpatient and inpatient facilities, private practice, school health and home health settings.

You will acquire advanced knowledge and clinical skills enabling you to provide quality comprehensive care to children, from infancy to adolescence. Extensive course work and practicum will prepare you to perform complete physical exams, take health histories, diagnose and treat common acute minor illnesses and injuries, order and interpret laboratory results and x-rays, manage stable chronic illnesses, counsel clients and provide health education.

Graduates are eligible for national certification and recognition by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas as an Advanced Practice Nurse.

Admissions Information:

MSN Flyer: Master of Science in Nursing
PhD Flyer: Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing


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